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    1. Chlamydia, STD Rates Soar in U.S.

      Nov. 13, 2007 -- With nearly 3 million new chlamydia infections a year and drug-resistant gonorrhea on the rise, a new CDC report offers a grim view of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in America. The report shows that STDs are on the rise across the U.S. Southern states are particularly affecte

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    2. HPV Test Helps Detect Cervical Cancer

      Oct. 3, 2007 -- The Pap test has been used for more than six decades to detect cervical cancer and precancerous cells, but a different screening method may help in better identifying precancers early in women in their 30s and beyond, findings from a large European study suggest. Researchers reported

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    3. HPV Vaccine Exceeds Expectations

      Sept. 19, 2007 (Chicago) -- Researchers report that Gardasil protects against 10 additional strains of HPV that are leading causes of cervical cancer. Gardasil came on the market last year for preventing infection with two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), 16 and 18, that are responsible for up

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    4. Virus Linked to Throat Cancer Trend

      Aug. 27, 2007 -- Unlike most head and neck cancers, throat cancer rates in the United States have not dropped in recent years, and infection with the sexually transmitted infection human papilloma virus (HPV) may be the cause. HPV is a virus that causes genital warts and most cervical cancers, but i

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    5. Spermicides May Ease HPV Transmission

      July 2, 2007 -- A common ingredient found in over-the-counter vaginal spermicides may ease the transmission of human papillomavirus or HPV infection, at least in animals, according to a new study. HPV infection causes genital warts and the majority of cervical cancers. "Spermicides containing nonoxy

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    6. 2nd Cervical Cancer Vaccine on the Way?

      June 27, 2007 -- A second cervical cancer vaccine, shown in a new study to be highly protective against the sexually transmitted virus that can cause the disease, may soon be available in the U.S. In a newly published international trial -- the largest study ever of a cervical cancer vaccine -- Glax

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    7. HPV Vaccine vs. Vulvar, Vaginal Cancer

      May 17, 2007 -- Gardasil, a vaccine targeting human papillomavirus (HPV) strains linked to cervical cancer, may also help prevent cancer of the vulva and vagina. That news comes from a three-year, international study of more than 18,000 women aged 16-26. The study appears in The Lancet. Gardasil app

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    8. HPV Vaccine: Good News, Bad News

      May 9, 2007 -- The Gardasil vaccine is extremely effective in protecting women against precancerous lesions caused by the human papillomavirus types (HPVs) that cause 70% of cervical cancers and most cases of genital warts. That's the good news from two huge, international clinical trials. The not-s

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    9. HPV Linked to Throat Cancer

      May 9, 2007 - HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer, is also linked to throat cancer, and oral sex is a major risk factor for both men and women, new research shows. Having multiple oral sex partners topped the list of practices associated with an increased risk of developing oropharyngeal canc

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    10. CDC Shifts Gonorrhea Treatment Advice

      April 12, 2007 -- The CDC announced today that it no longer recommends treating gonorrhea with fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Cipro, Floxin, and Levaquin. Instead, the CDC recommends only one class of drugs -- the cephalosporins, which are antibiotics such as Rocephin -- for gonorrhea treatment

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